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A Summer Intensive for Theatre Lovers Ages 10-17

Returning To DPAC July 17-21, 2023


Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. A staff of Broadway professionals teaches participants ensemble songs and choreography from hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and participants work together throughout the week to create unique skits. The program culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on DPAC’s stage!

This program encourages teamwork and is designed to teach the importance of building a strong Ensemble. All participants are part of the Ensemble; no auditions are required and there are no “lead” roles. Previous theater experience is celebrated but not necessary, and anyone with an interest in the performing arts is welcome.

Next Stop Broadway went on sale March 1, 2023 and is now sold out. Those interested in securing a spot are invited to join our waitlist HERE. Should any spaces become available, we will contact our waitlist in order with an opportunity to register.

With a grant from DPAC of over $10,000, 20 participants will receive fully paid scholarships to attend the program at no cost. The deadline for scholarship applications was  May 8, 2023. All those selected as recipients will be contacted via email prior to June 9, 2023.

Meet the Director, Tony Parise

Meet the Director, Tony Parise

Tony Parise began his professional theatrical career as a performer at the age of 10 in a production of OLIVER! with Sid Ceaser. He appeared in the first national tour of A CHORUS LINE, and was on Broadway in 42ND STREET, ME AND MY GIRL, and CITY OF ANGELS.

On the other side of the footlights, Mr. Parise has directed and/or choreographed HELLO, DOLLY starring Madeline Kahn, WHERE'S CHARLEY? starring Jo Sullivan and Emily Loesser, MAME, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE MUSIC MAN, CRAZY FOR YOU, DAMES AT SEA, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, FUNNY GIRL, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, OLIVER, CINDERELLA, SOUTH PACIFIC, and national companies of ANYTHING GOES, GREASE!, 42ND STREET and ME AND MY GIRL.

Off-Broadway credits include choreography for PIRATES OF PENZANCE, (Lucille Lortel Nomination), co-choreography for PAGEANT, movement for RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, and co-direction and staging for BALANCING ACT, by "Mr. Nunsense", Dan Goggin. Other New York credits include MACY'S 100th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION in Herald Sq., MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, and choreography for Bernadette Peters' Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall debuts.

Internationally, Mr. Parise has mounted companies of 42ND STREET in London, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea, ME AND MY GIRL in Mexico City, ANYTHING GOES at the Theater Des Westens in Berlin, and has choreographed for Italian TV in Milan.

Teaching credits include master classes throughout this country and abroad with such organizations as: AMDA, Boston Ballet, New Zealand School of Dance, and the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Tony created TAP! and TAP 2! for Fleet Boston's Family Music Series.

What is the cost?

$550 not including taxes and fees.

What time does the program take place?

Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

Is there a deadline for scholarship applications?

Yes, the scholarship application deadline is May 8, 2023.

When will we know if we received the scholarship?

All applicants will be contacted via email no later than June 9, 2023.

Is there a deadline for registration?

Yes, the registration deadline is June 9, 2023.

Do note that this program is limited to 100 students (80 paid, 20 scholarship) and that spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Want to join the Next Stop Broadway mailing list?

Sign up for the mailing list here to receive emails including on-sale announcements and more.

Local Assistant Position – Now Hiring 4 College Age Students

DPAC is now accepting applications for Next Stop Broadway Local Assistants. For a full job description, click here.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Megan Rindoks at mrindoks@dpacnc.com no later than May 30, 2023.